Oct 4, 2012 12:00am PDT
before the election, he is saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> president obama and mitt romney duke it out over the economy in the first debate of three. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. a particularly strong showing from mitt romney tonight on key topics ranging from the economy to health care. >> abc7 news political reporter mark matthews is here with a look at this first big match up. >> no knockout punches tonight, nothing we will see over and over again on television, but mitt romney did what he needed to do. mitt romney ran to the middle saying lowering the tax rates for wealthy americans would not lower the amount of taxes they pay. >> my view is we should provide tax relief to those in the middle class. but i am not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> romney said he would close tax loopholes and limit the de tucks -- deductions to the risk. >> it is knot possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to either avoid raising the deficit or burdennenning the middle cl
Oct 6, 2012 12:00am PDT
. almostmmedialy sombegan claiming that it help the president get re-elected. officials at the labor department say the numbers are crunched by highly trained government employees in secret. >> how much of a secret is that number before you put it out? you can't call me up and tell me what the numbers are going to be. >> i can't tell anyone. it is a complete secret. >> in fact, before the released, these workers #r* literally sworno secry. the white house does not see their work until it is done. >>> more than 550 jobs will be available at the next abc7 job journal hire event. it will take place in emeryville from noon until 4:00 on wednesday. >>> well, back to what we started with at the top and all of the things going on this weekend and whether the weather will cooperate. >> at least we know it won't be raining on us. sandhya patel is here. >> that's right. carolynndan,t will be a dry forecast is weekend. eck out the blue angels. this was sent to me -- it was posted on facebook by brandy m. she said "i was checking out the blue angels" as we were practicing. and of course a gorgeous shot there.